For Residential / Light Commercial Applications
Typar® HouseWrap is the foundation for the Weather Protection System. A nonwoven composite fabric, it provides the perfect balance of water/air holdout and moisture vapour transmission (MVT). It reduces the chance of exterior water and air from entering the wall cavity while allowing moisture vapor from inside the home to escape the wall cavity.
Advantages Typar® HouseWrap delivers four key advantages you won't find with other housewraps:
- Superior water holdout - blocks water from entering the wall cavity.
- Exceptional moisture vapor transmission (MVT) - it breathes so moisture can escape the wall cavity.
- Superior tear strength - proven to withstand heavy winds and is almost five times stronger than the leading competitive wrap.
- Optimal surfactant and UV resistance - reduces the damaging effects that oils and tannins from cedar siding, cement siding, stucco, brick and soaps from powerwashing can have on the system's ability to block bulk moisture penetration; stands up to the beating sun on the jobsite for up to 6 months without degradation.
TYPAR VS. TYVEK
While we believe that good-performing housewraps generally protect our buildings better than paper, our housewraps Typar® Housewrap and Typar® Metrowrap both vastly outperform the leading building wrap.
Although the market-price of our standard Typar® Housewrap is closer to the price of Tyvek® Homewrap, many of the performance characteristics of Typar® Housewrap far exceed those of Tyvek® CommercialWrap. In other words, Typar® Housewrap outperforms both Tyvek® HomeWrap and Tyvek® CommercialWrap. Typar® Metrowrap goes above and beyond for additional U.V. and water holdout protection.
Although Tyvek® products are typically promoted for their higher permeance than some competitors, many experts today agree that for our climate, a vapour permeance in the range of 10 - 20 perms is ideal.